Spend time opening the chest, hips, and hands before moving into a power vinyasa flow, closing with yin-style stretches. Class ends with body scan into savasana.
Class starts with deep breathing and a slow flow to open the hips and twist the spine, before settling into gentle stretches. Class closes with a seated 10-minute body scan and mettā meditation (loving-kindness) into savasana.
In this 60-minute yin yoga class, poses are held for 3-5 minutes in order to target connective tissue such as ligaments, tendons, bone, and fascia. As opposed to yang yoga – our power vinyasa and sculpt classes, which primarily work the muscle tissues. The yin practice begins where the yang practice ends – with a focus on stillness, surrender, and surfing the edge of comfort and discomfort. Both practices focus on breath, and bringing awareness into the body.You might be asking what style of yoga you need. The answer is both. At times when you have been still or inactive for long periods of time (i.e. sitting behind a desk at a computer) the benefits of a yang practice will be evident. And then when life has been a roller coaster and frantic, the benefits of yin become evident.